Consistently during many interactions both in Australia & Japan, the Japanese people have taught me a lot about placing value on others and honoring. On a recent trip to Tokyo, I observed a demonstration of the protocols of environments, how order produces flow and is conducive to peace and desired outcomes.
In this simple example, I noted how the position and timing of people waiting to board a train on the very busy Yamanote line of Tokyo was key to moving so many people in a timely fashion without fuss & bother.
A system of timing, positioning and order is key to success.
Let’s flip it around.
Ever tried to get out of a packed elevator or train and others are stepping in before you exit leaving a space?
Someone wants your car park at the shopping mall but parks you in as they wait for you to leave?
Have you seen the wave of umbrellas moving down the city footpath under the shop awnings as those without umbrellas step out into the rain to avoid collision?
Which areas of our lives may need an audit?
Relationships, finances, health, vocation, spiritual, thinking?
If things seem grinding and chaotic, step out of the traffic and evaluate.
You are worth it and it pays big dividends.
At year’s end, I intend to unplug and go off the grid.
A bit of R & R if you will.
Reflect and recharge.
(image: Jason Ewart – Cars Land, California, USA)
So I’m curious…
Do you schedule intentional personal yearly reviews?
“Experience isn’t the best teacher. Evaluated experience is”
– John Maxwell
Are you aware what fills your tank?
“I put zero weight into anyone’s opinion about me because I know exactly who I am.
Can you say the same?”
– Gary Vaynerchuk
Share in the comments the activities that you undertake at year’s end for R & R.
I trust that as you and I sow R & R at the end of 2017 that it will set up our success for 2018 and also increase our fulfilment & service in the new year.
Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year to you and yours!